I heard my kids talking the other day when they were playing on the computer and it got me thinking that there might come a day, in the not too distant future, when they might not know what some of the language they speak today originally meant. Here's a few things I thought of.
Baby steps: What a baby took as the next step from crawling.
Spam: A salty, mushy, 'carvable' mixture of pink meat in a can.
Address: The place where you live.
Application (or now called "app"): A process undertaken when applying for something like a job or a home loan.
Browse: Flick through a magazine without actually reading it.
Chip: Chocolate or potato
Dot: A spot
Cut and paste: Cut paper and stick it to something else with glue.
Cookies: An American term used for sweet biscuits.
Surf: Using a 'plank' like object made from fibreglass or wood to ride on waves in the ocean.
Twitter: The chirping sound a bird makes.
Crash: The coming together of two vehicles, usually, resulting in damaged vehicles.
Cut and paste: Cutting of paper, usually, and gluing it on to another piece of paper or object.
Export: Ship products overseas, via air or sea.
Log: Length of wood cut from a tree.
Mailbox: Small box like structure outside a person's home where the postman places letters.
Mega: Really huge.
Mouse: A small rodent like creature that makes a squeaky sound.
Save: To rescue or put away money.
Search: To look for something or someone.
Shortcut: A quicker way to do something.
Wallpaper: Patterned paper adhered to walls in a home.
Window: An opening from a building covered in glass to see through.
Wizard: A mythical creature able to create magic and spells.